Series: Photography at the Musée d'Orsay

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Landscapes and Nature by Françoise Heilbrun1
War Photography by Joëlle Bolloch2
Alfred Stieglitz by Françoise Heilbrun3
The Artist's Studio by Dominique de Font-Réaulx4
The Eiffel Tower by Joelle Bolloch5
Figures and Portraits by Françoise Heilbrun6
The Work of Art and its Reproduction by Dominique de Font-Réaulx7
Maurice Denis by Françoise Heilbrun8
The Hand by Joelle Bolloch9
Towards Photojournalism 1848-1919: Photography at the Musée d'Orsay by Françoise Heilbrun10
The Daguerreotype by Dominique de Font-Reaulx11

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Series description

The photographic collection of the Musée d'Orsay was put together in the late 1970s when the museum was created. It now contains nearly 55,000 prints and negatives ranging from the early days of photography to 1914. A permanent gallery was opened in autumn 2002 to display this outstanding set of works. The Photography at Orsay series, co-published by 5 Continents Editions and the Musée d'Orsay, accompanies thematic exhibitions with small books written by the museum specialists and illustrated with works displayed, which are often reproduced for the first time. Each book has an introductory essay, short entries for each photograph reproduced, a glossary of technical terms and a short biography.

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